Cherry Nice Cream is a delicious healthy alternative to traditional ice cream. It is also very easy to make with only three ingredients.

Cherry Nice Cream

Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Kid-friendly
Cooking Method: Food Processor
Condition: Cancer, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dairy Free, Diabetes, Gluten Free, Heart Health, Low Sodium, Nut Free, PCOS, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people


  • 4 banana frozen
  • 1/3 cup pitted cherries
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


  • Place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Place in a bowl and enjoy!


Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 448mg | Fiber: 3g

Are you missing that sweet treat at the end of a long day? We have your new favorite ice cream! This recipe is a great solution for anyone who is watching their diet for high sugar foods, or trying to avoid dairy due to an intolerance as well as just personal preference. And, it’s so much easier to make than the old-school homemade ice I remember mom buying a bag of ice and salt for so that we could let sit out on the front porch whipping up for a couple hours (ps, I love my mom but that always turned out more like ice cream soup than scoops).

This recipe is so easy, all you have to do is grab a couple of those bananas you had stored in the freezer because they ripened a little faster than you were eating them and toss them into a blender with the fruit of your choice. We happen to love the antioxidants in cherries, and our kiddos love the bright pink colored ice cream that we get from them, so that’s the fruit we went with. You could just as easily pick blueberries or raspberries (although raspberries may leave a bit more texture with the seeds, but sometimes I like that little bit of added crunch). While on the topic of cherries, they do happen to be one of the best foods to address the stress that builds up in our bodies from chronic inflammation, exercise, and other parts of our daily lives. Actually, cherries and tart cherry juice are often recommended for athletes following a tough workout to help reduce the inflammation in their body, speed up recovery, and improve their next athletic performance.

If you want to put your own twist on this recipe, a couple other topping that we love to garnish our cherry nice cream with include nuts and seeds like slivered almonds, chopped pecans, or walnut pieces

Please note:

Nutrition info is an estimate and may contain errors.

Kathleen Tabb is a registered dietitian based in Maryland. She specializes in digestive conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and has extensive training through her master’s degree in integrative and functional nutrition. She is passionate about looking at her clients holistically to illuminate the root cause of their concerns in order to improve health and quality of life